For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 94.
The Psalmist in Psalm 94 asks for God to execute vengeance on wicked rulers, whose policies kill the vulnerable rather than helping them, and who declare the innocent to be guilty. The Psalmist looks at the societal evil that takes the lives of so many innocent people. And yet, the Psalmist believes that God has delivered and will protect him personally. And it may be that the Psalmist even seeks some divine purpose behind his sufferings, for in v 12 he may be expressing a feeling that the affliction that he is enduring is God’s way of chastening him and teaching him God’s law.
Why would God deliver, protect, and instruct the Psalmist personally, when God seems to have failed to help the innocent victims of societal oppression? What makes the Psalmist so special? Or was…
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